Memorial Stadium renovation and seismic retrofit

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    Work is well underway on the $321 million renovation and retrofit of UC Berkeley's Memorial Stadium. The stadium, which hosted its first football game in 1923, is situated directly on top of an active earthquake fault, necessitating a major seismic upgrade. The stadium will also be modernized during this construction, and seating capacity will be reduced from about 72,000 to about 63,000. The project is scheduled to be completed for the 2012 football season.

    The stadium seen in greener days....

    Taken by a camera lofted by a helium balloon.

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    Bici Girl, leaders, Jeff Attaway, and 7 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Michael Layefsky 38 months ago | reply

      The view as of October 23, 2011:

      Memorial Stadium renovation and seismic retrofit

      Seen on a greener day......2008:

      Memorial Stadium

      Where the Bears are playing their 2011 season:

      Downtown ballpark

    2. LifeLover4 38 months ago | reply

      Absolutely amazing Michael!

    3. Jackan! 38 months ago | reply

      This is way cool.

    4. Jeff Attaway 38 months ago | reply

      Another great one Michael.

    5. Monica's Dad 38 months ago | reply

      I want a balloon, too! These are fantastic!

    6. --Steve 38 months ago | reply

      A great old stadium.

    7. beholding 38 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the update. Going to be such a great place when finished. I hear the 49ers are getting a new stadium too!

    8. skipmoore 37 months ago | reply

      I hope you don't mind, but I forwarded the link for this photo to all my Cal Football friends. I've been a season ticket holder for over 25 years.

    9. Michael Layefsky 37 months ago | reply

      skipmoore - Lucky you on the season tickets (despite the frustration....USC grrrr.....)

      Glad you sent the link out to your pals. I take these aerials cause they shed light on subject matter I want to see from above. I find it gratifying when other people find them worthy of attention too......

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